After President Biden was tossed a series of ridiculous softball questions by compliant liberal reporters during his first presidential press conference on Thursday, all three network morning shows Friday morning cheered him trashing Republican election reform efforts in states across the country as “un-American” and “sick.” The media shills were especially outraged over a newly-passed voting bill in Georgia and the arrest of Democratic state lawmaker after a disruptive political stunt.
“President Biden faces tough questions, ranging from immigration to voting rights, at his first press conference in office,” co-host Anthony Mason laughably claimed at the top of CBS This Morning. He then touted the President’s vile attack on Republicans: “Why he calls the Republicans’ election push ‘un-American’ as the heated battle in Georgia leads to a lawmaker’s arrest.”
In the report that followed minutes later, correspondent Nancy Cordes declared: “Mr. Biden grew fiery when asked about Republican efforts in states like Georgia to restrict voting.” After a soundbite ran of Biden repeatedly tarring such legislation as “sick,” Cordes offered Democratic talking points:
Republicans in at least 43 states are pursuing changes they claim are necessary to protect election security. Democrats say the measures will make voting more difficult, especially for their base, minorities and young voters.
A clip was also featured of Cordes embarrassingly teeing up Biden during Thursday’s presser: “Are you worried that if you don’t manage to pass voting rights legislation that your party is going to lose seats and possibly lose control of the House and the Senate in 2022?” It was at that point that the President provided the line that the networks were swooning over: “What I’m worried about is how un-American this whole initiative is.”
In addition to cheering on Biden, Cordes turned to Georgia as evidence of the GOP supposedly undermining democracy:
Hours after he said that in a closed-door ceremony, Georgia governor Brian Kemp signed SB 202, a voting law that critics have called voter suppression. Outside Governor Kemp’s office, Georgia state troopers arrested state representative Park Cannon after she knocked on the office door asking for access.
The reporter then revealed that Cannon actually staged a political stunt designed to disrupt the Governor’s signing ceremony and press conference for the legislation: “In a statement, Georgia state patrol said Cannon was repeatedly asked to stop knocking on the door and disturbing what was going on inside. They say she was warned she would be arrested if she did not stop.”
“Saving his harshest words for Republicans in state legislatures across the country for attempting to limit voting rights,” White House correspondent Kristen Welker said of Biden on NBC’s Today show. Following the report, co-host Hoda Kotb urged Welker to explain the “dramatic scene at the Georgia capitol after a lawmaker was arrested after knocking on the door where the Governor was signing a bill.”
Welker breathlessly described:
Well, Hoda, that’s right. And it happened just hours after President Biden called efforts to limit voting rights “sick,” as you just heard in that piece there. Here’s what happened in Georgia, Republicans there passed one of those controversial bills in a closed-door ceremony late yesterday. Now, while the Republican governor was holding a press conference after the signing, Democrat Park Cannon knocked on his door in the state capitol to demand transparency and was then handcuffed and arrested. You see it right there. She was then taken to jail and charged with obstructing law enforcement and disrupting the session. Georgia State Police say she had been warned.
The reporter wrapped up the segment with leftist spin: “The backdrop to all of this, Hoda, Republicans in some swing states are pushing to tighten voting laws after the 2020 election, which Democrats say will restrict voting rights, especially for communities of color.”
Opening ABC’s Good Morning America, fill-in co-host Whit Johnson promoted Biden’s “harsh message to those seeking to change voting laws.” Correspondent Cecilia Vega later proclaimed:
Well, the issue of voting rights also clearly struck a nerve with President Biden after states like Georgia passed these sweeping changes to election laws there. Democrats saying that those changes are aimed at disenfranchising minority voters. The president called these efforts…“sick” and “un-American.”
At no point did any of the hosts or correspondents attempt to counter Biden’s incendiary claims. There certainly were no questions about whether the President’s nasty rhetoric fulfilled his inauguration promises of being a unifier. Instead, the Democrat was celebrated for his attacks on the GOP.
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Here is a full transcript of the March 26 report on CBS This Morning:
7:05 AM ET
ANTHONY MASON: In Washington, President Biden finally held his first press conference in office yesterday. He doubled his goal on vaccine supply, defended his response to the border crisis, and addressed new election bills in Georgia and other states that Democrats call an attack on voting rights. Georgia’s state representative, Park Cannon, was arrested last night after knocking on the governor’s door during the signing ceremony. Nancy Cordes is at the White House. Nancy, what did the president have to say?
NANCY CORDES: Good morning, Anthony. Well, the president took questions for about an hour on bipartisanship, on voting rights, and on the record number of children currently sleeping in overcrowded border patrol facilities. But he made no apologies for changing some of President Trump’s border policies. President Biden insisted it is the cooler winter weather, not his policies, causing a surge in border crossings.
JOE BIDEN: It’s the time they can travel with the least likelihood of dying on the way because of the heat and the desert number one. Number two they’re coming because of the circumstances in country.
CORDES: Some migrants have told CBS that they’re coming because they believe President Biden will be more lenient. More often they say their motivation is the dangerous situation in their home country.
BIDEN: The idea that I’m going to say – which I would never do – if an unaccompanied child ends up at the border we’re going to let them starve to death and stay on the other side – no previous administration has either except Trump. I’m not going to do it.
CORDES: Mr. Biden grew fiery when asked about Republican efforts in states like Georgia to restrict voting.
BIDEN: It’s sick. It’s sick.
CORDES: Republicans in at least 43 states are pursuing changes they claim are necessary to protect election security. Democrats say the measures will make voting more difficult, especially for their base, minorities and young voters. [To Biden.] Are you worried that if you don’t manage to pass voting rights legislation that your party is going to lose seats and possibly lose control of the House and the Senate in 2022?
BIDEN: What I’m worried about is how un-American this whole initiative is. This makes Jim Crow look like Jim Eagle. This is gigantic what they’re trying to do.
CORDES: Hours after he said that in a closed-door ceremony, Georgia governor Brian Kemp signed SB 202, a voting law that critics have called voter suppression. Outside Governor Kemp’s office, Georgia state troopers arrested state representative Park Cannon after she knocked on the office door asking for access.
[Footage of arrest.]
CORDES: People who were there to protest the voter law demanded to know why Cannon was being detained.
WOMAN: Give me a reason why you’re arresting her.
CORDES: In a statement, Georgia state patrol said Cannon was repeatedly asked to stop knocking on the door and disturbing what was going on inside. They say she was warned she would be arrested if she did not stop.
WOMAN: All we want is for her to see a bill that is signing our rights away.
CORDES: Cannon was charged with obstruction of law enforcement and preventing or disrupting general assembly sessions for other meetings of members. Senator Raphael Warnock, who also a preacher, happens to be Cannon’s pastor, was at the jail when she was released hours later.
SENATOR RAPHAEL WARNOCK: This is democracy in reverse. Rather than the people being able to choose their politicians, the politicians are trying to cherry pick their voters.
CORDES: As for the President’s own political future, I asked him whether he plans to run for re-election in 2024. He said yes, that is his intention. And Tony, on another issue, gun control, interestingly he declined to give any kind of timeline on his plans to introduce proposals. He said he is going one priority at a time, and the next priority up is infrastructure.